Dawson County Emergency Services urges residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarm when they change their clocks as daylight savings time ends Sunday.
"Having a working smoke alarm reduces your chances of dying in a fire by nearly half," Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield said. "Batteries in smoke alarms should be replaced twice a year. Change your clocks, change your batteries."
Dozens of healthcare professionals will offer free health screenings Saturday at Cornerstone Christian Church in Dawsonville.
Free health screenings will be available to everyone beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at 236 Etowah River Road.
Christmas Eve will mark the beginning of Col. James "Lindy" Linder's 30th year in the United States Air Force.
"It has shaped who I am as a person. I have greatly appreciated my opportunities as I have served. From being an instructor and then evaluator, from a commander to a director, all the positions have been fascinating challenges," he said. "I have worked for all types of leaders and have learned from them all. My assignments have been all over the world, have pushed me outside of my comfort zone, and taught me an incredible amount."
KARE for Kids is now accepting holiday assistance applications for the 2011 Christmas season.
Applications will be accepted through Dec. 5 at Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 100 Lumpkin Campground Road South, Dawsonville.
Each year, hundreds of scrap tires are illegally dumped along roadways, creating threats to the environment, public health and safety.
In an effort to decrease the number of scrap tires in the area, Keep Dawson County Beautiful offers Dawson County residents a scrap tire amnesty day from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Dawson County Transfer Station.
A tractor-trailer driver escaped serious injury Oct. 26 when his vehicle careened down an embankment on Hwy. 52, just east of Amicalola Falls State Park.
The driver, identified as 37-year-old Sherman Edward Corn of Cleveland, was able to crawl out of the truck and up to the road, emergency workers said.
Dawsonville officials say they are not fazed that the battle over construction of a motorsports park in western Dawson County has shifted to the Georgia Supreme Court.
"We're sticking to our guns," Mayor Joe Lane Cox said of the appeal filed Oct. 26. "Judge [John] Girardeau ruled in our favor before and I think that will happen with this one, too."
It was a chilly Saturday morning, but not too cold for a motorcycle ride through the north Georgia mountains to help raise funds for children at Christmas.
"When we woke up, it was 38 degrees and had been raining just a couple hours earlier," said organizer Lt. Doug Boyle with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.
A Flat Creek Drive home appears to be a complete loss after a fire Oct. 26 in downtown Dawsonville.
"There's heat damage through the entire home," said Dawson County Emergency Services Battalion Chief Robby Lee.
Ask brothers Ernie, Dan and Bill Elliott and they'll agree their dad George Elliott should have been named to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame years ago.
"He was instrumental in a lot of people's careers in racing, especially ours," said Ernie Elliott. "It was just a sport that he loved. If it wouldn't have been for him getting it started, starting us in it, we wouldn't have been able to accomplish what we did."
Federal agents reportedly paid a surprise visit to downtown Dawsonville early Friday, ready to shut down what they had been told was an active moonshine operation.
Instead, the agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives left several hours later after determining the alleged tip was false.
Organizers say the 44th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in downtown Dawsonville was a record breaker.
"I've never seen people start arriving on Wednesday for the festival," said Gordon Pirkle, a longtime member of KARE for Kids, which organizes the event.
The Dawson County Sheriff's Office and Emergency Management Agency reminds parents to make sure children are safe this Halloween.
With Halloween on Monday, motorists should also anticipate finding trick-or-treaters on local roads and neighborhoods as early as 5 p.m.
For Arthur Dover, his views on military service have remained the same for nearly six decades.
"I love my country," said Dover, who retired from the United States Air Force in 1972.
Hundreds of local children will wake up Christmas morning to find presents under their trees thanks to dozens of volunteers determined to make holiday wishes ...
Festival Weekend Schedule
In remembrance of the time-honored tradition of smuggling alcohol through the hills of prohibition-era Appalachia, Downtown Dawsonville will celebrate the 49th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival ...
Couponers, rejoice! The new Dawsonville Publix opened its doors to customers for the first time last week.
At one of Mike Berg's last speeches as commission chairman, he delivered a state of the county address to a room of Chamber of ...
A Dawsonville man was killed when his motorcycle struck a cow early Monday morning in Northeast Hall County.
Dawson County's new Panera Bread Bakery-Café is expected to open by the end of the month.
Ninth District Opportunity Inc. has announced another year of the Home Heating Help program for the elderly and homebound in Dawson County.
Dawson County Emergency services will host its first community risk reduction discussion Tuesday in the Dawson County Junior High School auditorium.
Former moonshine runner and member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame 2004 class, Charlie Mincey was chosen in March to be the grand marshal ...
With thousands of visitors descending on Dawsonville during the 49th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, local authorities are asking motorists to plan their routes and avoid ...
The Goodwill Career Center, located inside Dawsonville's Goodwill store near Ingles, is hosting a multi-employer job fair next week.
A few months ago, an employee at the Chestatee Regional Library System hatched a plan that many were skeptical of: Stocking the library with a ...
Come mid-December, two Dawsonville Bank of the Ozarks locations will close, leaving only one of their branches open for business.
As the last rays of sunlight cut across the football field at Tiger Stadium Friday night, a fine rain-leftover remnants of Hurricane Matthew-began to fall.